Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Batik Tree of Life Create Workshop!

Here are some selections from my "Batik Tree of Life " workshop that I taught at Create in Costa Mesa last week. I'm also  teaching this workshop at Create in Chicago in August!.....along with 2 other workshops......Monotypes, Pastels and Paint and Batik Watermedia Bits.
These paintings are lovely and it's so cool to see all of the colors and variations of the theme. Thanks to all who took this workshop!
Viva la Vida!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Batik Bits!

This is the second workshop I taught at Create in Costa Mesa. Batik Bits are little masa paintings with acrylic inks, watercolors and collage. These little bits were so filled with joy! My students created beautiful works in just 3 hours. This first photo shows how we started with the ink lines.......thanks to all who took this workshop! fav....

Love the bee on this piece......

Mucho Flores........

Don't you love the details on this border?

And this bee just buzzes with joy!
Posted by Picasa

Monotypes, Pastels and Paint!

Here is one of the great creations made at my Create Mixed Media Workshop "Monotypes, Pastels and Paint" last Wednesday in Costa Mesa. Great works were created all day! Thanks to all who took my workshop!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Great new things

 Great new things are being created in my studio this week...just in time for Create in Costa Mesa next week!! There is still time to sign up for is just a tiny Batik Bit piece called
"She sells sea shells down by the sea shore...." know...I could never get through that little tongue twister....

 and this workshop...Monotypes, Pastels, and Paint ..........scroll down till you see my workshop!

and this workshop .....Batik Tree of Life......

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


My thoughtful and delightful friend Jane sent me  this wondrous plump Corn pillow made by Kelli Perkins. Isn't it cool? I have never owned a corn pillow before....this is a first!  Corn icons have been an ongoing and recurring theme with my work...there is something about the little oval shapes surrounded by the great textures of the husk...let alone all of the symbolism and folklore associated with corn....Thank you Jane! and thank you Kelli for making this very, very cool corn on the cob!

Posted by Picasa